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Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath

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Gita Gopinath, Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, is Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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  1. The Elusive Benefits of Flexible Exchange Rates
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    The Elusive Benefits of Flexible Exchange Rates

    Dec 4, 2017 Gita Gopinath challenges Milton Friedman's assertion that floating currencies should help ensure full employment.

  2. Trump’s Tax Plan and the Dollar
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    Trump’s Tax Plan and the Dollar

    Jan 3, 2017 Emmanuel Farhi, et al. do not expect corporate-tax cuts paired with tariffs to improve US competitiveness.

  3. Demonetization Dos and Don’ts
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    Demonetization Dos and Don’ts

    Nov 24, 2016 Gita Gopinath praises Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s crackdown on “black money,” but questions his tactics.

  4. India’s Economy after Rajan
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    India’s Economy after Rajan

    Jun 22, 2016 Gita Gopinath laments the government's failure to retain a central-bank governor who inspired global confidence.

  5. India’s Investment Anemia
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    India’s Investment Anemia

    Jan 20, 2016 Gita Gopinath blames the Modi government for failing to launch the major reforms that the economy needs.

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    Why Populists Don’t Concede

    Jan-Werner Mueller

    With election denial becoming a new global trend, it is necessary to ask why so many citizens would accept leaders who fraudulently cry “fraud.” Even when they leave power quietly, populist politicians have exploited political polarization and indoctrinated their supporters never to trust the system.

    explains the political logic of fraudulently crying “fraud” in response to an electoral loss.
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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.

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